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Bird's eye view of Bandanaira


Bird's eye view of Bandanaira

Vingboons, Johannes

Panoramic view of the island of Banda Neira, with the village of Neira to the left. Fort Nassau is depicted in the foreground with fort Belgica in the middle and a redoubt just above.

The orchards of nutmeg trees are depicted on the right.

Cf. Nationaal Archief, VELH0619.114.

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Sources and literature

Zandvliet, K., Mapping for Money: Maps, plans and topographic paintings and their role in Dutch overseas expansion during the 16th and (1998)

Gossselink, Martine, Land in Zicht: Vingboons tekent de Wereld van de 17de eeuw. (2007)